Vancouver Canucks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Jan 13, 2022

The Vancouver Canucks visit Amalie Arena in an attempt to hold off a rejuvenated Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lighting.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
January 13, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay
51-23-3-5
Puckline +1.5 -120
Moneyline +195
Over / Under o +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline -1.5 +100
Moneyline -235
Over / Under u +5.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

The Canucks 5-2 loss to Florida Tuesday was their first game back after a nine day break and their first in regulation under Coach Bruce Boudreau.

Tampa’s Nikita Kucherov has not missed a step, scoring a hat trick Tuesday night in Buffalo in only his third game back since being sidelined in October. The Lightning are -254 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Canucks vs. Lightning NHL Betting Odds

The Lightning and Canucks faceoff for the first of their two game season series and for the first time since January of 2020. The contests are typically high scoring with nine of their past 13 going to the Over dating back to 2010. As of now the Lightning have received 84 percent of the betting action as the heavy home favourite.

Vancouver could not cover the spread Tuesday night for the first time in their past six games, putting them 19-16 ATS this season. They have an Over/Under record of 13-20 to the Under including six of their past 10.

Tampa Bay has had no luck covering the spread this year with a 17-21 record ATS. Three of their past four games have gone to the over helping their 21-16 record in that department.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks put their best foot forward, firing 44 shots on net in the 5-2 loss to the Panthers.

Forwards Jason Dickinson and Juho Lammikko were the only ones to score, while J.T. Miller had his point streak stopped at nine games. Miller had 13 points in that stretch and leads the team with 37 points.

The loss brings them to 8-1-1 over their past 10. That stretch has pulled them to within six points of a wild card position. Vancouver’s road trip continues with a matinee game on Saturday afternoon in Carolina against the Hurricanes.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bolts pulled off their most impressive win of the season, 6-1 in Buffalo Tuesday night, limiting the Sabres to only 18 shots on goal. Kucherov netted his fourth career hattrick, while Alex Killorn (3A’s) and Steven Stamkos (1G, 2A’s) each had three point nights of their own.

Tampa is slowly getting the band together with Zach Bogosian and Ross Colton coming back from injuries last game. Winger Ondrej Palat went down versus the Sabres, but Ryan McDonagh is likely also back tonight. With their rivals in Florida not on the schedule, the Lightning could climb back into first place in Atlantic Division as well as the league.

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